Lancaster County Career & Technology Center’s Automotive Technology program was recognized November 8 by the Ford Motor Company for being ranked in the top five percent of educational facilities in the country participating in the Ford Automotive Career Exploration (ACE) program. Ford Philadelphia regional personnel and local dealership sponsor, Keller Bros. Ford presented the recognition to about 50 CTC students and faculty members.
Keller Bros. Service Manager, Jeff Gehman, told the students that Keller Bros. Ford currently has seven Automotive Technicians on staff who have gone through the Lancaster County CTC. “Keller Bros. Ford has looked to the Lancaster County CTC for years for competent, qualified, and hard-working technicians. And they have never let us down,” Gehman said.
Lancaster County CTC one of the top schools participating in the ACE program. This recognition is part of Ford’s TechDrive recruitment program to train future automotive technicians at a grass roots level. CTC students have been able to take some of the online training courses that technicians at a Ford dealership take and can transfer those to a Ford dealership when hired.
“Were so happy to be a part of the Ford TechDrive program,” said Jeff Gehman, Service Manager at Keller Bro Ford. “This grass roots initiative has not only helped the participating students you see here today, but raised awareness of technical careers among many other youths in the community as well through events like this and increased exposure to what it means to be an automotive service technician.”